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KCCI 8 Des Moines
Mother makes shocking admission in missing toddler casegirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Mother makes shocking admission in missing toddler case
KCCI 8 Des Moines / Posted 15 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
The Marietta Times / Posted 16 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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Al.com
Miami mother tells court missing 2-old daughter is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing 2-old daughter is dead
Al.com / Posted 16 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 16 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 19 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 19 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 19 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
KHQ Spokane / Posted 19 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 19 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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ABC Montana
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
ABC Montana / Posted 19 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 20 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 20 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 20 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
KXXV Waco / Posted 20 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 20 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 20 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 20 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadgirl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an
Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 22 hours ago
girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. Police believe Angela was last seen... Read more
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NBC Miami
Search Continues for Girl Whose Mom Told Judge She DiedShe's listed as "endangered" on the police flyer. Dufrene hasn't been charged
Search Continues for Girl Whose Mom Told Judge She Died
NBC Miami / Posted yesterday
She's listed as "endangered" on the police flyer. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime. In an email to NBC 6 Friday, Florida Department of Children and Families officials confirmed that the mother had a history with the state's child welfare... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Detectives pass out flyers in hopes of finding information about missing toddlerwhat happened to her daughter, including that she suffered a fatal fall and tha
Detectives pass out flyers in hopes of finding information about missing toddler
Local 10 Miami / Posted yesterday
what happened to her daughter, including that she suffered a fatal fall and that Dufrene discarded the body in a dumpster. Florida Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Jessica Sims said no children remain in Dufrene's custody, including... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Decades after summertime fling at camp, Tampa couple reunites on Match.comdid it anyway. Their first date was largely spent “just pinning it all togethe
Decades after summertime fling at camp, Tampa couple reunites on Match.com
The Tampa Tribune / Posted yesterday
did it anyway. Their first date was largely spent “just pinning it all together,” said Evan Leach, 43, a manager with the Florida Department of Children and Families. The camp in North Carolina had a couple hundred kids and the decades had fogged... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
4 Florida adults accused of using stun gun to discipline childrenages of 7 and 13 were possibly being disciplined with a stun gun. Two of the c
4 Florida adults accused of using stun gun to discipline children
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted yesterday
ages of 7 and 13 were possibly being disciplined with a stun gun. Two of the children were removed from the home by the Florida Department of Children and Families and found to have “patterned bruises and burns” and “two-prong” burns on their... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
4 accused of using stun gun to discipline childrenages of 7 and 13 were possibly being discliplined with a stun gun. Two of the
4 accused of using stun gun to discipline children
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
ages of 7 and 13 were possibly being discliplined with a stun gun. Two of the children were removed from the home by the Florida Department of Children and Families and found to have "patterned bruises and burns" and "two-prong" burns on their... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Miami Police: 2 dead, 7-old injured in shootingstable condition. The shooting, police say, was a "domestic situation." The ch
Miami Police: 2 dead, 7-old injured in shooting
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
stable condition. The shooting, police say, was a "domestic situation." The child is Torres' son, but is not related to Alfonso. The Florida Department of Children and Families is reviewing the case to determine who will take custody of the c... Read more
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Daily Mail
Miami mother tells judge her daughter, 2, is dead in shock confessionconfession made in court Thursday. Detectives have been searching for Angela D
Miami mother tells judge her daughter, 2, is dead in shock confession
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
confession made in court Thursday. Detectives have been searching for Angela Dufrene after mother Marjorie lied to the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) about how many children she had, while they were investigating an anonymous... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Mother of missing toddler stuns court: ‘She is dead’in November. The girl’s disappearance was discovered this week after an anonymo
Mother of missing toddler stuns court: ‘She is dead’
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 3 days ago
in November. The girl’s disappearance was discovered this week after an anonymous abuse tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Sources have told the Herald that the mother detailed to police and... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Miami police ask for help in finding 2-old girl2-year-old Angela Marjorie Dufrene has been missing for eight months and police
Miami police ask for help in finding 2-old girl
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 4 days ago
2-year-old Angela Marjorie Dufrene has been missing for eight months and police don't have a picture of her. Fallat says Florida Department of Children and Families investigators recently informed city detectives that the child was missing.... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Miami police ask for help in finding 2-old girl2-year-old Angela Marjorie Dufrene has been missing for eight months and police
Miami police ask for help in finding 2-old girl
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
2-year-old Angela Marjorie Dufrene has been missing for eight months and police don't have a picture of her. Fallat says Florida Department of Children and Families investigators recently informed city detectives that the child was missing.... Read more
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NBC Miami
Missing Girl, 2, Last Seen in November: Miami Policea missing 2-year-old girl who hasn't seen seen since possibly last November. D
Missing Girl, 2, Last Seen in November: Miami Police
NBC Miami / Posted 5 days ago
a missing 2-year-old girl who hasn't seen seen since possibly last November. Detectives learned from investigators at the Florida Department of Children and Families that Angela Marjorie Dufrene was unable to be located and was possibly last seen... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
State recently approved living conditions of abused Cape kidstransferred to Florida, you'd think it'd be happening a lot faster," said neigh
State recently approved living conditions of abused Cape kids
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 5 days ago
transferred to Florida, you'd think it'd be happening a lot faster," said neighbor Bill Meyer, Jr. We reached out to the Florida Department of Children and Families about the timeframe. A spokesperson told us they cannot comment due to state law... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
State recently approved living conditions of abused Cape kidstransferred to Florida, you'd think it'd be happening a lot faster," said neigh
State recently approved living conditions of abused Cape kids
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
transferred to Florida, you'd think it'd be happening a lot faster," said neighbor Bill Meyer, Jr. We reached out to the Florida Department of Children and Families about the timeframe. A spokesperson told us they cannot comment due to state law... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug chargefrom the camper. A deputy went inside the camper with the landlord and found th
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug charge
KGTV San Diego / Posted 6 days ago
from the camper. A deputy went inside the camper with the landlord and found the child in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue. Deputies contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families, which took the... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug chargefrom the camper. A deputy went inside the camper with the landlord and found th
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug charge
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 6 days ago
from the camper. A deputy went inside the camper with the landlord and found the child in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue. Deputies contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families, which took the... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug chargefrom the camper. A deputy went inside the camper with the landlord and found th
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug charge
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 6 days ago
from the camper. A deputy went inside the camper with the landlord and found the child in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue. Deputies contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families, which took the... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug chargelandlord and found the child in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and metha
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug charge
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 6 days ago
landlord and found the child in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue. Deputies contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families, which took the child. No further details were immediately available. It's not... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug chargelandlord and found the child in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and metha
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug charge
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
landlord and found the child in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue. Deputies contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families, which took the child. No further details were immediately available. It's not... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug chargelandlord and found the child in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and metha
Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug charge
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
landlord and found the child in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue. Deputies contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families, which took the child. No further details were immediately available. It's not... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
8-week-old baby found alone in camper in Hilliard after father arrested on drug chargethey found the 8-week-old baby alone in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia a
8-week-old baby found alone in camper in Hilliard after father arrested on drug charge
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
they found the 8-week-old baby alone in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue. The deputies contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families, which took possession of the child, according to the Sheriff’s Off... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Nonprofit admits more children in state care were forced to sleep in offices than previously acknowledgedin Hillsborough County, also acknowledged it gave inaccurate information about
Nonprofit admits more children in state care were forced to sleep in offices than previously acknowledged
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
in Hillsborough County, also acknowledged it gave inaccurate information about the number of kids it could not place to the Florida Department of Children and Families. Eckerd is required to notify DCF within 24 hours when it cannot find suitable... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Nephew charged with abusing disabled uncle, reports showwas about financial mishandling of Jason's money. Eric stated that he did tap J
Nephew charged with abusing disabled uncle, reports show
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
was about financial mishandling of Jason's money. Eric stated that he did tap Jason on his leg, but considered it soft,'' The report said. "He referred to the contact as a 'love tap.'" The Florida Department of Children and Families was no... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Teen arrested for raping 3-old investigated beforefor an investigation The daycare where the rape allegedly occured will be clos
Teen arrested for raping 3-old investigated before
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 12 days ago
for an investigation The daycare where the rape allegedly occured will be closed for at least 90 days A report shows the Florida Department of Children and Families knew about the previous allegations and did not launch their own... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Prior abuse allegation didn't meet DCF criteriaJacque’s Teddy Bear Child Care in Trinity is closed for at least 90-days while
Prior abuse allegation didn't meet DCF criteria
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 12 days ago
Jacque’s Teddy Bear Child Care in Trinity is closed for at least 90-days while The Florida Department of Children and Families looks at a disturbing sex abuse case. This comes following the arrest of the 16-year-old son of the in-home daycare’s... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
State cleared violent criminals to work alongside childrenand battery on a minor victim, aggravated assault with intent to murder, rape,
State cleared violent criminals to work alongside children
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 15 days ago
and battery on a minor victim, aggravated assault with intent to murder, rape, or rob, and federal drug dealing. The Florida Department of Children and Families told 9 Investigates it reviews all exemption applications on a case-by-case... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Lake Worth taps communications specialistmedia presence, Lake Worth recently hired a communications specialist. Laura T
Lake Worth taps communications specialist
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 15 days ago
media presence, Lake Worth recently hired a communications specialist. Laura Tingo, former communications director for the Florida Department of Children and Families and West Palm Beach’s one-time public information officer, started in her new... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
DCF reinstates protections for LGBT youthThe Florida Department of Children and Families has reinstated a proposal expli
DCF reinstates protections for LGBT youth
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
The Florida Department of Children and Families has reinstated a proposal explicitly banning bullying and harassment of LGBT foster children in group homes — including so-called gay-to-straight conversion therapy — after a public outcry by civil... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Food stamp numbers up in Palm Beach County despite dip nationallythemselves and their family - Florida has the 15th worst “food hardship” rate
Food stamp numbers up in Palm Beach County despite dip nationally
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 20 days ago
themselves and their family - Florida has the 15th worst “food hardship” rate in the U.S. - 197,465 people in Palm Beach County receive food stamp assistance Source: Food Research and Action Center and Florida Department of Children and Fami... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Florida's immigrant children now eligible for state healthcareCounty and 792 in Lee were denied coverage in 2014 because they had not met the
Florida's immigrant children now eligible for state healthcare
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 20 days ago
County and 792 in Lee were denied coverage in 2014 because they had not met the five-year threshold, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. One of the reasons the law passed in Florida was an estimate of cost savings... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Foster children taken into care ended up sleeping in Hillsborough County officesgroup homes in Hillsborough. Most of the children were 16 and 17, but at least
Foster children taken into care ended up sleeping in Hillsborough County offices
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
group homes in Hillsborough. Most of the children were 16 and 17, but at least one was 11. Officials said they told the Florida Department of Children and Families where the children were sleeping. DCF said no child in care should sleep or even... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Five-year wait ends for Florida immigrant children to be eligible for health insuranceCounty and 792 in Lee were denied coverage in 2014 because they had not met the
Five-year wait ends for Florida immigrant children to be eligible for health insurance
Naples Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
County and 792 in Lee were denied coverage in 2014 because they had not met the five-year threshold, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. One of the reasons the law passed in Florida was an estimate of cost savings... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Exclusive: Enterprise Florida executive pay increased 75 percent in six yearsby the agency was identified in the review Scott ordered, which was conducted b
Exclusive: Enterprise Florida executive pay increased 75 percent in six years
Naples Daily News / Posted 23 days ago
by the agency was identified in the review Scott ordered, which was conducted by David Wilkins, former chief of the Florida Department of Children and Families. Wilkins identified increased spending in professional service contracts, agency... Read more
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